Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kids As Art, and some great news!

Kids As Art

You may recognize this family from a session we did in September. At that time their middle daughter S, now 5, was at the tail end of her treatment for Wilm’s Tumor, a form of childhood kidney cancer. This is an especially Merry Christmas for them because tests recently revealed S to be cancer free!

She has been collecting symbolic beads for various milestones along the course of her treatment, and today she showed me her “NED” bead. NED stands for No Evidence of Disease. The NED bead has become the centerpiece of a special Christmas ornament on the tree this year (and as I was driving home from their house, I was doing a mental head-slap for not photographing that ornament. Doh!).

The family ordered a 16x18 canvas gallery wrap wall portrait for their family room. It's displayed over their couch and has the family's mantra "Moment By Moment" along the wrap sides.

S is also one of the 2010 Ambassador Kids for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research. Check her out here!

Christmas Sisters

12 comments:

Julia said...

The only thing more beautiful than that gorgeous canvas are those three happy, healthy, smiling faces. Moment by moment...really a story to touch the heart and make one believe in miracles. Warmest wishes to that wonderful family!

dalia said...

that is just awesome!! What a Wonderful way to start the new year!

Samantha Parks said...

brought tears to my eyes. what a wonderful gift they've been given!!

Kathryn said...

I got chills reading this! I remember that beautiful little girl and her family. Could not be happier that she earned her NED bead!!

Kelsey said...

That is FAB news!! She is just so precious!

Laurie said...

Such a beautiful family and what AWSOME news!!
Merry Christmas to you all!

jasmine said...

Congratulations to sweet S for that NED beat! What wonderful news :) And that canvas looks just beautiful on their wall!

amymom24 said...

*shivers* That is such amazing news! Congrats to this family, and gorgeous photos, Jes!

Leslie Morgan said...

Such great news!!! Congrats to her and her entire family!

Tiffany said...

Wonderful news! What a beautiful family they are. I'm so glad to hear that she is doing better.

Jeri Herman said...

Terrific news. We are also basking in the glow of a clean CT. Beating the cancer monster is indeed the best Christmas gift of all!!

Bonnie Creevy said...

Wow, that looks great on their wall. I really love that image. :) Great news!